Days of Yore

10 years ago

july 16, 1998

The Peabody Swim Team, led by Jandee Post and Joe Myers, won the League Meet last Saturday when they came up victorious over seven other teams.

Emily Bowlin will be the new second grade teacher at Peabody Elementary School. She graduated from Tabor College in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.

Daisy Nell McClure, 77, retired homemaker, died July 9, 1998, after a brief illness.

25 years ago

June 9, 1983

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Cooper, Max and David, returned Monday from a trip to Colorado. While there they attended a reunion of the 385th Bomb Group in which Lowell served in England.

An unusual American flag is on display at the Senior Center. This red, white, and blue creation done by Mrs. Jack Whisler and her sister is a most ambitious and intricate project of crochet work.

50 years ago

June 5, 1958

Richard DeForest left Saturday evening from Newton for Montreal, Canada, where he will sail Monday for England. He is a member of the Bethel College Mennonite Singers who will tour Europe for three months.

Tomy Lynch has purchased the late R.J. McClave property in Mayesville and they are moving there.

Representative Lawrence Slocombe filed Tuesday for re-election.

100 years ago

June 5, 1908

E.L. Hoyt reports the population of Peabody is 1,521, nearly 100 more than it was a year ago. This is exclusive of Mayesville and Highland additions, which are really part of the city and would swell the number considerably.

Charles Runyon, business manager of the Marion Headlight, was in town Saturday on business.

Louis Mayes and wife of Newton have been visiting his parents, J.H. Mayes and wife.

125 years ago

june 7, 1883

A choice lot of hedge plants at $1.25 per thousand. In large quantities, at less price. Inquire of D.F. Rhodes.

JHS Brewer was in St. Joe, Mo., Monday and Tuesday.

The best and most delicious cup of chocolate we ever tasted was made from canned chocolate — put up ready for table use and needing only the addition of hot water — such chocolate is now sold by G.M. Miller. He also has condensed milk in small cans. Try both.